Archive for February, 2013

(Actual Bracket and Polls Posted Below)

PROJECTED SEEDING

The 1 Seeds

Indiana, Duke, Miami (FL), Florida

The 2 Seeds

Gonzaga, Michigan, Kansas, Michigan State

The 3 Seeds

Louisville, Georgetown, Arizona, New Mexico

The 4 Seeds

Syracuse, Kansas State, Marquette, Ohio State

The 5 Seeds

Wisconsin, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh, Butler

The 6 Seeds

Saint Louis, Colorado State, UNLV, Notre Dame

The 7 Seeds

Oregon, Memphis, NC State, Illinois

The 8 Seeds

San Diego State, VCU, Oklahoma, Wichita State

The 9 Seeds

Minnesota, UCLA, Missouri, North Carolina

The 10 Seeds

Cincinnati, Colorado, Creighton, California

The 11 Seeds

Iowa State, Kentucky, La Salle, St. Mary’s (CA)

The 12 Seeds

Middle Tennessee, Temple, Villanova, Belmont, Virginia, Mississippi

The 13 Seeds

Akron, Louisiana Tech, Bucknell, Stephen F. Austin

The 14 Seeds

Valparaiso, Davidson, South Dakota State, Harvard

The 15 Seeds

Stony Brook, Montana, Long Beach State, Niagara

The 16 Seeds

Northeastern, Mercer, Robert Morris, Norfolk State, Southern, Charleston Southern

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

Temple, Villanova, Virginia, Mississippi

First Four Out

Boise State, Maryland, Southern Miss, Alabama

Next Four Out

Arizona State, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Iowa

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

Big East (8), Big Ten (7), Big 12 (5), A-10 (5), ACC (5), Pac-12 (5), SEC (4), MWC (4), MVC (2), WCC (2)

America East – Stony Brook

ACC – Duke, Miami (FL), NC State, North Carolina, Virginia

Atlantic Sun – Mercer

Atlantic 10 – Butler, Saint Louis, VCU, La Salle, Temple

Big East – Louisville,  Georgetown, Syracuse, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Villanova

Big Sky – Montana

Big South – Charleston Southern

Big Ten – Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota

Big 12 – Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma,  Iowa State

Big West – Long Beach State

Colonial – Northeastern

Conference USA – Memphis

Horizon – Valparaiso

Ivy – Harvard

MAAC – Niagara

MAC – Akron

MEAC – Norfolk State

MVC – Wichita State, Creighton

MWC – New Mexico, Colorado State, UNLV, San Diego State

Northeast – Robert Morris

Ohio Valley – Belmont

Pac-12 – Arizona, Oregon, UCLA, Colorado, California

Patriot – Bucknell

SEC – Florida, Missouri, Kentucky, Mississippi

Southern – Davidson

Southland – Stephen F. Austin

Summit – South Dakota State

Sun Belt – Middle Tennessee

SWAC – Southern

WAC – Louisiana Tech

WCC – Gonzaga, St. Mary’s (CA)

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THE BRACKET:
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 Bracket 2-25-13

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(Actual Bracket and Polls Posted Below)

PROJECTED SEEDING

The 1 Seeds

Duke, Indiana, Miami (FL), Florida

The 2 Seeds

Michigan State, Michigan, Syracuse, Gonzaga

The 3 Seeds

Arizona, Kansas, Louisville, New Mexico

The 4 Seeds

Georgetown, Pittsburgh, Butler, Kansas State

The 5 Seeds

Marquette, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, Oregon

The 6 Seeds

Cincinnati, Colorado State, Ohio State, NC State

The 7 Seeds

Notre Dame, VCU, Minnesota, Illinois

The 8 Seeds

Missouri, Oklahoma, Memphis, San Diego State

The 9 Seeds

Colorado, UNLV, UCLA, Saint Louis

The 10 Seeds

Wichita State, Creighton, Iowa State, La Salle

The 11 Seeds

Kentucky, Middle Tennessee, North Carolina, Baylor

The 12 Seeds

Belmont, Mississippi, Temple, Virginia, Iowa, Arizona State

The 13 Seeds

Akron, Bucknell, Louisiana Tech, Stephen F. Austin

The 14 Seeds

Valparaiso, Davidson, South Dakota State, Harvard

The 15 Seeds

Stony Brook, Montana, Long Beach State, Mercer

The 16 Seeds

Northeastern, Niagara, Robert Morris, Southern, Norfolk State, Charleston Southern

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

Temple, Virginia, Iowa, Arizona State

First Four Out

Maryland, Southern Miss, Alabama, St. Mary’s (CA)

Next Four Out

Villanova, Boise State, California, Charlotte

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

Big Ten (8), Big East (7), Big 12 (6), A-10 (5), ACC (5), Pac-12 (5), SEC (4), MWC (4), MVC (2)

America East – Stony Brook

ACC – Duke, Miami (FL), NC State, North Carolina, Virginia

Atlantic Sun – Mercer

Atlantic 10 – Butler, VCU, Saint Louis, La Salle, Temple

Big East – Syracuse, Louisville,  Georgetown, Pittsburgh,Marquette, Cincinnati, Notre Dame

Big Sky – Montana

Big South – Charleston Southern

Big Ten – Indiana, Michigan State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa

Big 12 – Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma,  Iowa State, Baylor

Big West – Long Beach State

Colonial – Northeastern

Conference USA – Memphis

Horizon – Valparaiso

Ivy – Harvard

MAAC – Niagara

MAC – Akron

MEAC – Norfolk State

MVC – Wichita State, Creighton

MWC – New Mexico, Colorado State, San Diego State, UNLV

Northeast – Robert Morris

Ohio Valley – Belmont

Pac-12 – Arizona, Oregon, Colorado, UCLA, Arizona State

Patriot – Bucknell

SEC – Florida, Missouri, Kentucky, Mississippi

Southern – Davidson

Southland – Stephen F. Austin

Summit – South Dakota State

Sun Belt – Middle Tennessee

SWAC – Southern

WAC – Louisiana Tech

WCC – Gonzaga

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THE BRACKET:
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 Bracket 2-17-13

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(Actual Bracket and Polls Posted Below)

PROJECTED SEEDING

The 1 Seeds

Duke, Indiana, Florida, Michigan

The 2 Seeds

Miami (FL), Arizona, Syracuse, Kansas

The 3 Seeds

Gonzaga, Michigan State, Louisville, Butler

The 4 Seeds

Ohio State, Oregon, Kansas State, New Mexico

The 5 Seeds

Marquette, Pittsburgh, Georgetown, Minnesota

The 6 Seeds

Cincinnati, NC State, Creighton, Oklahoma State

The 7 Seeds

Notre Dame, Colorado State, Wisconsin, VCU

The 8 Seeds

San Diego State, UCLA, UNLV, Missouri

The 9 Seeds

Mississippi, Wichita State,  Kentucky, Oklahoma

The 10 Seeds

Memphis, Iowa State, Illinois, Colorado

The 11 Seeds

North Carolina, Saint Louis, Baylor, Belmont

The 12 Seeds

Middle Tennessee, St. Mary’s (CA), La Salle, Temple, Indiana State, Virginia

The 13 Seeds

Akron, Bucknell, Louisiana Tech, Stephen F. Austin

The 14 Seeds

Valparaiso, Davidson, Harvard, Stony Brook

The 15 Seeds

Montana, Western Illinois, Long Beach State, Florida Gulf Coast

The 16 Seeds

Northeastern, Niagara, Southern, Bryant, Norfolk State, UNC-Asheville

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

La Salle, Temple, Indiana State, Virginia

First Four Out

Arizona State, Southern Miss, Boise State, BYU

Next Four Out

Maryland, St. John’s, Iowa, Murray State

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

Big Ten (7), Big East (7), Big 12 (6), A-10 (5), ACC (5), Pac-12 (4), SEC (4), MWC (4), MVC (3), WCC (2)

America East – Stony Brook

ACC – Duke, Miami (FL), NC State, North Carolina, Virginia

Atlantic Sun – Florida Gulf Coast

Atlantic 10 – Butler, VCU, Saint Louis, La Salle, Temple

Big East – Syracuse, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Georgetown, Cincinnati, Notre Dame

Big Sky – Montana

Big South – UNC-Asheville

Big Ten – Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois

Big 12 – Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma,  Iowa State, Baylor

Big West – Long Beach State

Colonial – Northeastern

Conference USA – Memphis

Horizon – Valparaiso

Ivy – Harvard

MAAC – Niagara

MAC – Akron

MEAC – Norfolk State

MVC – Creighton, Wichita State, Indiana State

MWC – New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV, Colorado State

Northeast – Bryant

Ohio Valley – Belmont

Pac-12 – Arizona, Oregon, UCLA, Colorado

Patriot – Bucknell

SEC – Florida, Missouri, Mississippi, Kentucky

Southern – Davidson

Southland – Stephen F. Austin

Summit – Western Illinois

Sun Belt – Middle Tennessee

SWAC – Southern

WAC – Louisiana Tech

WCC – Gonzaga, St. Mary’s (CA)

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THE BRACKET:
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 Bracket 2-10-13

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(Actual Bracket and Polls Posted Below)

PROJECTED SEEDING

The 1 Seeds

Kansas, Florida, Indiana, Michigan

The 2 Seeds

Duke, Syracuse, Arizona, Gonzaga

The 3 Seeds

Miami (FL), Louisville, Michigan State, Ohio State

The 4 Seeds

Butler, Oregon, New Mexico, Cincinnati

The 5 Seeds

NC State, Minnesota, Creighton, Marquette

The 6 Seeds

UNLV, Kansas State, Wichita State, Georgetown

The 7 Seeds

Pittsburgh, San Diego State, VCU, Notre Dame

The 8 Seeds

UCLA, Missouri, Mississippi, Colorado State

The 9 Seeds

Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Baylor, Oklahoma State

The 10 Seeds

Colorado, North Carolina, Memphis, Kentucky

The 11 Seeds

Belmont, Illinois, Southern Miss, Iowa State

The 12 Seeds

Middle Tennessee, Saint Louis, Temple, St. Mary’s (CA), La Salle, BYU

The 13 Seeds

Bucknell, Louisiana Tech, Akron, Stephen F. Austin

The 14 Seeds

North Dakota State, Valparaiso, Davidson, Harvard

The 15 Seeds

Long Beach State, Montana, Stony Brook, Northeastern

The 16 Seeds

Niagara, Florida Gulf Coast, Southern, Bryant, Charleston Southern, Norfolk State

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

Temple, St. Mary’s (CA), La Salle, BYU

First Four Out

Alabama, Virginia, Maryland, Charlotte

Next Four Out

Villanova, Boise State, Wyoming, Iowa

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

Big Ten (7), Big East (7), Big 12 (6), A-10 (5), Pac-12 (4), ACC (4), SEC (4), MWC (4), WCC (3), MVC (2), C-USA (2)

America East – Stony Brook

ACC – Duke, Miami (FL), NC State, North Carolina

Atlantic Sun – Florida Gulf Coast

Atlantic 10 – Butler, VCU, Saint Louis, Temple, La Salle

Big East – Syracuse, Louisville, Cincinnati, Marquette, Georgetown, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame

Big Sky – Montana

Big South – Charleston Southern

Big Ten – Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois

Big 12 – Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Iowa State

Big West – Long Beach State

Colonial – Northeastern

Conference USA – Memphis, Southern Miss

Horizon – Valparaiso

Ivy – Harvard

MAAC – Niagara

MAC – Akron

MEAC – Norfolk State

MVC – Creighton, Wichita State

MWC – New Mexico, UNLV, San Diego State, Colorado State

Northeast – Bryant

Ohio Valley – Belmont

Pac-12 – Arizona, Oregon, UCLA, Colorado

Patriot – Bucknell

SEC – Florida, Missouri, Mississippi, Kentucky

Southern – Davidson

Southland – Stephen F. Austin

Summit – North Dakota State

Sun Belt – Middle Tennessee

SWAC – Southern

WAC – Louisiana Tech

WCC – Gonzaga, St. Mary’s (CA), BYU

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THE BRACKET:
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 Bracket 2-3-13

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Odds are you have been watching a ton of Super Bowl coverage the last two weeks; watching talking heads deliver information about what they think are the keys to the game. By now you’ve probably got your bets, if you’re the type, in, but if you’re stuck on some decisions, have no fear for I am here. Without further ado and wasted words here are my musings on some of the available bets. 

Disclaimer: I am in no way an expert and I am going to use no logic to make these decisions, so listen to me and I guarantee you’ll win.**

**Not a real guarantee. 

Will the national anthem be over/under 2:10? We live in a country that bets absurd amounts of money on our National Anthem. Seriously, we’re all degenerates. We bet $94,000,000 on last years game and that only includes legal sports books. Three countries had lower GDP’s in 2011. Just wanted to point that out. Take the under. 

Will the coin flip be heads or tails? I couldn’t figure out what I could do to make a prediction here, so I flipped a coin. It was heads.

Which team will win the coin flip? Joe Flacco will be standing in the vicinity of the flip, so even if Baltimore wins, they really lose. 

Which team will score first? The team who scores first wins a certain percentage of the time, so you can see how important scoring first is. Colin Kaepernick has a pet turtle, and if there’s one thing turtles are known for it’s starting fast. Sounds like money in the bank to me. Go with San Francisco here.

Which player will score the first touchdown? Uhhh somehow the dummies over at Bovada have Ray Lewis listed at 50-1, and don’t even act like there is a chance somebody else is scoring that first TD.

Which player will record the first reception of the game? Not sure how this happened, but Ray Lewis got left of this list. They must mean besides him. If that is the case then you would be dumb to not take the greatest receiver to ever to play the 49ers. Delanie Walker. That guy has to kick so much ass when he is bored.

How many yards will Joe Flacco throw for? The number on this one is 250 yards. It doesn’t really say whether or not this number includes yards thrown for by his eyebrow, so I’m going to assume it does. Definitely going to be over.

How many touchdowns will Colin Kaepernick throw? The number is 1.5 touchdowns, but you have to remember this guy has a huge pet turtle AND half sleeve tattoos. Total badass. Over.

How many total tackles and assists will Ray Lewis have? I wasn’t sure which way to go on this one and then I realized the number was 11.5 and not 111.5. We’re going to win so much money, you guys.

How long will Frank Gore’s longest rush be? Well the number is 17.5 and I’m pretty sure Frank Gore can’t run that far without getting really tired, so I’d definitely take the under.

Will Randy Moss score a touchdown? Yes, Randy Moss will score a touchdown. Randy Moss will score a hundred touchdowns. Yup, a hundred.

How long will the post game handshake last between the Harbaugh brothers? It didn’t say anything about the bare knuckle boxing match those two are going to have after the game, but I think they are using the common knowledge that Harbaughs shake hands by fighting each other. I’ve got John in a slugfest that lasts way longer then the six seconds Bovada thinks it will last. 

Will Jay-Z be shown on television during the game? My inside sources are telling me that Jay-Z is going to kick the first PAT of the game for Baltimore, so yeah I’d say he’s going to get shown on TV.

Will any player get an excessive celebration penalty? Help us all if Ray Lewis actually gets his hands on the football during this game. There aren’t enough flags in the world to stop that man from dancing his deer antler infused heart out. But yeah, this will happen.

What color Gatorade will be dumped on the winning team’s coach? Yeah, like the Harbaughs let their players drink anything but water. C’mon Vegas, give me a challenge here.

How many times will Ray Lewis say God/Lord during his post game interview? The number here is 3. lol.

How many total points will be scored? I don’t even need to look up the number for this one. Under.

Who will win the game? Here were are. The most important prediction of the evening! Who is it gonna be? San Francisco is currently favored by four right now and what this game is really going to come down to is which team scores more points. That’s how you win and that’s football. Take the Ravens to win and Ray Lewis to win the MVP, because that’s just how these things work.

Enjoy all of your winnings!